State and federal law enforcement agents are very aggressive when it comes to allegations of sexual assault, statutory rape, child pornography and other similar offenses. If you are under investigation for a sex crime or have already been charged, you likely understand that you are in a very bad situation.
You also likely realize that you as an individual can be at a significant disadvantage when it comes to understanding your rights and options. Unlike many of the people in North Carolina, police and prosecutors are expected to have a very thorough understanding what can and cannot be done when questioning someone, conducting a search or as means of surveillance. This is why people facing criminal charges have the right to an attorney.
Law enforcement agents have the benefit of extensive training and experience on their side. They can use these tools — as well as the often vast financial resources available to them — to conduct sophisticated investigations and pursue the harshest penalties in the event that a person is convicted.
On the other hand, you as an individual may not know when these agents are breaking or bending the rules during a search. You may not realize that you might be getting manipulated into admitting to something you didn’t do. You could fall victim to police tactics or make costly and misguided assumptions based on a limited understanding of the law.
The consequences of a sex crime conviction can be catastrophic, from jail time to the requirement to register as a sex offender. We encourage you to take advantage of the resources you have a right to so that you are not at a legal disadvantage.
The attorneys at Sparrow Law Firm can help level the playing field. We can help you understand your rights and defense options by scrutinizing police procedures, witness statements and the charges against you.Â For more information on our firm and our approach to defending against sex crimes, please visit our website.